"Heads down, heads down, heads down, heads down, "get ready for several impacts", "this landing is going to be faster then normal", "tuck your head and place your arms on the seat in front of you", "leave all your carryions", were the many horrifying things that came through the intercom on flight 2477, destination Seattle. I have always loved flying and for once in my life I was scared to death of it.
Once the pilot in his calm voice said "one of the hydrolics on the plane stopped working", right away I looked at Janey and asked, "ummm, how many hydrolics do we have"??? We had no idea and no time to ask because the flight attendant started preparing and instructing us for an emergancy landing. Janey and I broke out in a uncontrollable laughter. Nothing about the flight was funny except we didn't know what else to do:) Crazy things always happen to us when we're together and we just had to laugh about it:) lol... The laughter soon stopped when we heard "get ready for several impacts". I then started to get teary eyed but Janey was brave and to hear her say we're gonna be fine, made everything so much better:) Even though I knew she was scared, she just hides it really well:) We put our heads down and prepared for who knows what.
The good news was the rescue/emergency team was waiting for us at the bottom (or was that good news???), and the Seattle Airport opened up their 11,000 foot runway for our tiny plane:) YAY!!!! We landed safe and sound and applouded our brave pilot:) the first words that came out of Janey's mouth was "I love you Amy". We started laughing again. It was good to be alive:) We grabbed or carryions and headed for the door. I've never gotten off a plane that fast in my life. It was a crazy terrifying experience that I'm so thankful is over:) The bad news was we had two more planes to catch. I remember thinking, I wonder how long it would take if we drove from Seattle to Santa Barbara:) LOL....
As Gary says, these are definitely bonus days for us:)
I'm home safe and sound in Santa Barbara and I'm so thankful that I don't have to fly until next month:)
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